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Jonathan Putney, chair of the St. Lawrence County Legislature, in Waddington. Photo: Still from Putney campaign video
Jonathan Putney, chair of the St. Lawrence County Legislature, in Waddington. Photo: Still from Putney campaign video

St. Lawrence County pushes to increase sales tax

St. Lawrence County legislators are pushing for home rule legislation, so they can raise the county's sales tax from three percent to four percent. They plan to use the additional money to reduce property taxes. But some don't think that's in the county's best interest.  Go to full article
Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine (D-Cape Vincent)
Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine (D-Cape Vincent)

Aubertine Against Sales Tax Hike

Facing skyrocketing Medicaid and pension costs, county governments are mulling raising the sales tax to boost revenue next year. One North Country lawmaker who would have to approve the increase says he's against the idea. He says first, the state should take responsibility for causing the financial problems in the first place. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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